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Endothelin-1 plasma levels in hemodialysis treatment - The influence of type 2 diabetes
In patients on chronic hemodialysis the prevalence of atherosclerosis is increased and is by far the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Endothelin-1, an endothelium-derived peptide with vasoconstrictive and mitogenic ...
Th1/Th2 cytokine pattern in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and induced sputum in pulmonary sarcoidosis
Background: Sarcoidosis is thought to be a T-helper type 1 cytokine (Th2 cytokine) mediated disorder. Induced sputum (IS) has been proposed as a useful non-invasive method, mainly for the assessment of the airway diseases. ...
Brain MRI and proton MRS findings in infants and children with respiratory chain defects
Objective: The aim of this study is to describe neuroimaging patterns in children with respiratory chain (RC) defects using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and to assess ...
Identification of human papillomavirus DNA in melanoma biopsy specimens of Greek population
The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate melanoma biopsy specimens from the Greek population living in the prefecture of Larissa for the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA and to determine the possible ...
Lamivudine plus interleukin-12 combination therapy in chronic hepatitis B: Antiviral and immunological activity
Interleukin-12 (IL-12) is an immunomodulatory cytokine that promotes cellular immunity. Pre-clinical data suggest that IL-12 inhibits hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication by stimulating interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) production. ...
Early gastrostomy reduces the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia in stroke or head injury patients
Presence of a nasogastric tube is a risk factor for the development of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Alternatively, gastrostomy can be used for administration of enteral feedings. To determine whether early ...